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Bank Holiday at The Bull

Summer is coming to a close and with the August bank holiday fast approaching we thought we’d give you a final round-up of what’s going on at The Bull over the last few weeks of summer.

Our shack will be open each weekend until Sunday 8th September, allowing you to make the most of alfresco dining in our beautiful garden. We will be serving up a selection of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks – including beers from our own Bedlam Brewery. This means that our lucky customers have the luxury of not needing to leave the garden to grab the beverage of their choice.

Our chefs will also be busy in The Shack using their ‘Big Green Egg’ BBQ and Stone Baked Pizza Oven to bring customers a variety of delicious wood fired pizzas straight from the oven and our charcoal barbecue menu – including Cajun Chicken and slow braised Pulled Pork.

Little people can also enjoy their own menu at The Shack and have the added benefit of a chance to play in our bespoke, wooden play area which houses lots of exciting play equipment for them to explore while Mum and Dad are busy relaxing in the sun.

Opening Hours for the shack are as follows:

Friday – 4 till 8pm
Saturday – 12 till 8pm
Sunday – 12 till 4pm

Over the bank holiday weekend, The Shack will also be open for extended hours on the Sunday from 12-8pm and for an additional day on the Monday from 12 till 4pm. So our fortunate customers will be able to enjoy the entirety of the weekend in our delightful garden.

If you’d like to make the most of the final bank holiday of the summer, you can book a table with us – click here or call us on: 01273 843147.

The return of #BullBiza2019

After a very successful and brilliantly busy evening in May, DJ Dan Montuschi is back again this month with another of his legendary Summer Sessions.

The fairy lights will be twinkling and our firepits will be slowly burning away as DJ Dan plays live in our Garden on Sunday 25th August (it’s a bank holiday, so no need to get up early the next morning!). Dan will be showcasing his favourite Ibiza Chillout tunes from 6 till late.

As always, The Shack will also be open on the night serving up plenty of drinks, stone-baked pizzas and our full barbecue menu.

The event is completely free and there is no need to book tickets – simply join us in the garden and be ready to relax and chill ‘Bullbiza’ style.

So, if you fancy a Café Del Mar inspired, chilled out evening with great music, good food and drinks in abundance, then make sure you get your babysitters booked in ASAP and we’ll see you there.

Update on ‘The Great British Pub Awards’.

In our last newsletter we shared with you the fantastic news that we have once again made the finals of The Morning Advertiser’s prestigious ‘Great British Pub Awards’.

The awards are considered to be the industry’s ‘Oscars’ and having previously won awards in 2016 and 2018, this year The Bull has been shortlisted for four categories including; best local, best garden, best manager and best freehouse (the award which we currently hold from 2018).

Since being shortlisted, we have now moved on to the next stages of the competition. This involves unannounced site visits from a judge in each category, Skype interviews with a group of judges and sending a collection of our favourite photos of the pub to the judging panel.

So far, we have had unannounced visits from three separate judges. These went extremely well and we are now anticipating one final site visit for the remaining category. Molly is feeling positive about her upcoming skype interviews and is well prepared to be challenged by the panel!

We continue to be so proud of the team and are still completely overwhelmed to have been shortlisted in all of the categories we entered.

We are now nervously counting down to the main event. This year’s ceremony will take place on Thursday 5th September at The Royal Lancaster in London…keep your fingers crossed for us everyone!!!

Lending ‘The Hotel Inspector’ a hand…

Did you manage to catch The Bull on the box???

On Thursday 18th July, Dominic and The Pub featured in an episode of Channel Five’s ‘The Hotel Inspector’.

The episode saw our owner, Dominic Worrall, offering advice, alongside The Hotel Inspector herself, Alex Polizzi, to industry newcomers Chris and Leisha from The George Hotel, Henfield.

We were absolutely thrilled with how beautiful the pub, our food and our rooms looked on the small screen and were delighted that Alex, who has probably visited many hotels throughout her career, described our rooms as being ‘so perfectly curated’ and that they ‘really packed a punch’.

If you missed the show, make sure you view it on catch up…it’s definitely worth a watch.

The episode is available to watch at: https://www.channel5.com/show/the-hotel-inspector/

Join us for supper with Ridgeview

On Thursday 26th September our friends at Ridgeview will be visiting us for a ‘Ridgeview Wine Supper’ and we are inviting you all to join us…

A delicious 4 course supper will be served in our beautiful dining room, each course perfectly paired with one of Ridgeview’s superb, sparkling wines.

Tom Surgey, from Ridgeview, will once again be here to host the evening, talking you through the delicious wines on offer at each course.

Tickets are £65pp and are available now, for all wine lovers.

To book, please call on 01273 843147 or via our website at: www.thebullditchling.com/ridgeview-wine/

Did you know that we also have our very own wine club here at The Bull?

Launched this year, our club provides members with an array of benefits including a 7-day advance purchase on all of our ticketed events.

The club will soon be expanding, so if you would like to become a member, please register your interest at:

www.thebullditchling.com/wine-club

Any interest registered will go directly onto our waiting list. Further places will be released shortly and we will invite guests on the list to become members, this is completely free, with no catches.

We look forward to welcoming you into the club.

The most important meal of the day…

Break the boredom this summer holidays and get the kids up and out of the house for a hearty, delicious breakfast.

We love having little people join us for breakfast, so bring yours along and they can pick something tasty from our specially designed children’s breakfast menu. We have plenty for them to choose from including cereal, pancakes, a full English, scrambled eggs or beans on toast and bacon or sausage sandwiches.

For grownups, our exciting breakfast menu includes: Ham hock, mushroom & fried egg hash, Baked eggs with tomato, pepper and onion served with sour dough bread and some old favourites such as a Full English, Home Made Granola and last, but by no means least, our Bacon, Sausage or Fried Egg Sandwiches.

All of these delicious brekkies are served up alongside a selection of teas (produced by our friends at ‘Tea Pigs’), coffees (with beans locally sourced via Brighton based ‘Red Roaster’) juices and freshly made fruit smoothies.

Come and sample our tasty Breakfast Menus from 8:00 – 11:00 on weekdays and 8:00 – 10:30 at weekends.

Why not make a morning of it and invite along some friends too?

Get organised and book a table in advance for all of you click here or call us on 01273 843147.

Calling all Seagulls fans…

Just a quick heads up for all you Seagulls fans out there…

On Thursday 17th October, The Bull will be hosting an exciting ‘Brighton and Hove Albion Legends Night’.

Hosted by our very own die-hard Albion fan and Bull owner, Dominic Worrall, the evening will include an exclusive question and answer session with two of the club’s legendary veteran players, Danny Cullip and Guy Butters.

This will be a great evening for any Albion super fans out there. So make sure you keep an eye out on our social media platforms for updates and further information, including links to purchase tickets for the event.

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